January 2018

Artwork of olive trees in the Holy Land

Exploring the World Jesus Knew

The Incarnation of the Word of God took place in the land of Israel (also known as Palestine) 2,000 years ago.
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‘Sincerely Yours, Paul’

Nine of the letters attributed to Saint Paul were sent to large groups of people: the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians. They are filled with advice, instruction, and spiritual insights for these communities.
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Stained glass of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Elizabeth Ann Seton: A Profoundly Human Saint

Now that the word "saint " has been attached to Elizabeth Seton, some Catholics might be conjuring up a gauzy image of an ethereal woman. But this country's first native-born saint shatters that stereotype. Elizabeth was nothing if not intensely
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Catholic Charities, Franciscan Sisters, and the ‘Yardville Babies’

The year is 1965. Sometime in October. Somewhere in New Jersey. The hallways of this house are institutionalized–an odd mixture of warmth and coldness. Baby cribs can be seen in the various rooms. Nurse attendants, religious sisters by the way
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Two people holding a baby

StarShine: Love Has No Limits

Kiana Carter was a youthful first-time mom. Her husband, Artrez, had the same optimistic credentials. They were excited, but the obstetrician cut a wide swath of alarm into their anticipation. The doctor told them at the gender reveal that their
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What Do You Stand For?

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out? " You could say that quote from Dr. Seuss summed me up when I was growing up. To say I had a very individual style is an understatement. At an
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